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LapBandŽ: Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

The Newest and Safest Surgical Weight-Loss Procedure

Approved by the FDA in 2001, LapBandŽ Surgery is the safest and least invasive bariatric surgery for weight-loss patients. The LapBandŽ is a small, inflatable belt placed around the upper portion of the patient's stomach that functions to restrict the amount of food consumed, slow the emptying of food from the stomach, and provide a constant sensation of being "full." Like our other weight-loss surgeries, gastric banding surgery is a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. Operating time is about 60 minutes and most patients are ready to leave the hospital within 12-18 hours after surgery.

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How LapBand Works

When in place, the LapBandŽ reduces the size of the stomach to between 15 and 30 ml (about 1 ounce) - less than the size of an egg. (A normal stomach has a capacity of more than 1000 ml). Gastric banding stomach reduction surgery functions by limiting the amount of food a patient can consume and delaying the emptying of the stomach to create the sensation of constantly being "full".

Click here to download a very informative pamphlet on LapBandŽ surgery.

Customized Weight-Loss Surgery

As the only weight-loss procedure that gives doctors the option of adjusting the amount of restriction, LapBandŽ surgery allows each patient to benefit from customized weight-loss treatment. Surgeons adjust the LapBandŽ by means of a port embedded in the wall of the abdomen just below the skin. Gradually restricting the amount of food an individual can consume, the adjustable LapBandŌ makes for a safer recovery and healthier long-term weight-loss.

Post LapBandŽ Weight Loss Surgery Dietary Plan

As with all surgical weight-loss programs, it is imperative that LapBandŽ patients adhere to a strict post-operative diet. For the first 18 months after surgery, patients must restrict themselves to consuming less than 800 calories per day; after 36 months, patients may consume no more than 1200 calories each day. In addition, patients may not drink fluids with meals. Before surgery, you will receive an extensive and detailed dietary guide to assist you in making appropriate and healthy food choices.

Long-Term Results with LapBandŽ Weight Loss Surgery

On average, patients who undergo LapBandŽ surgery experience a 60% loss of excess weight. We consider LapBandŽ surgery to be a surgical weight-loss option most appropriate for patients with a BMI of less than 55 kg/M2.

Consider LapBandŽ Weight Loss Surgery

To gain a better understanding of your personal weight-loss needs, please use our BMI Calculator to determine your current Body Mass Index.

Learn more about Bariatric Surgery to understand the specific benefits of each of our weight-loss surgeries. At The Surgical Weight Loss Center of HawaiiSM, we perform a complete range of bariatric surgeries customized to meet your individual weight-loss needs:

* LapBandŽ
* Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
* Duodenal Switch
* Vertical Gastrectomy/Gastroplasty

The Surgical Weight Loss Center of HawaiiSM employs state of the art laparoscopic weight loss surgery techniques to ensue your health and well being. Don't take risks with your self and your life. Many patients consider undergoing their weight loss surgery procedure in Mexico before learning about our facilities and pricing. Consider Hawaii the safe alternative to your LapBandŽ procedure in Mexico.

If you are interested in pursuing a surgical weight-loss solution with The Surgical Weight Loss Center of HawaiiSM, please complete our Online Registration Form. To schedule a surgical consultation with Dr. Cirangle, please contact us via email or call directly, 808-561-5511.

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Bridget I.
- Dr. Cirangle is fantastic. My initial consultation went great. My surgery went great. I'm looking forward to working with him for the next 3 years. I highly recommend him for the lap-band procedure.
Harley F.
"I felt Dr. Cirangle was the first person I have ever met that understood me and offered a permanent solution. His integrity was impeccable. Both he and his staff were always prompt and courteous. I really can't think of anything I don't like about him - I would rate him a 10 out of 10."
Jill W.
"Dr Cirangle is a young surgeon who I have total confidence in - for a nurse to say this is a good thing! He was easy going but very informative. He really seems to care and is very good with his patients. He is down to earth and you can actually tell he loves his job, and that is a big plus for me."